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ICON of Delay? NASA, Northrop Grumman Postpone Earth Satellite Mission Yet Again
SPACE.COM The launch of NASA's much-delayed mission to study the interaction of terrestrial and space weather has again been postponed, the agency announced. 52 minutes
Hurricane Willa breaks an eastern and central Pacific storm season record
SCIENCE-NEWS The combined might of eastern and central Pacific hurricanes produced a record-breaking year of storm energy. 2 hours
How microplastics, marine aggregates and marine animals are connected
SCIENCE DAILY Prior research has suggested that mussels are a robust indicator of plastic debris and particles in marine environments. A new study says that's not the case because mussels are picky... 2 hours
Current mix of soil bacteria and climate conditions 50 years ago
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists expect climate change influences the geographical distribution of microbes in the soil, but few studies have dug deeply into that relationship. A new study suggests... 4 hours
Strong Indian monsoons steer Atlantic hurricanes towards land, study finds
SCIENCE DAILY Strong monsoons in the Indian Ocean can induce easterly winds that push Atlantic Ocean hurricanes westward, increasing the likelihood they'll make landfall in the Americas, according to new... 4 hours
Medical News Today: What's the link between cold weather and the common cold?
MNT Despite the association between cold weather and getting sick, it is viruses that cause colds and the flu. However, colder temperatures may... 4 hours
Tsetse fly out of Zimbabwe's hot Zambezi valley
PHYS.ORG The tsetse fly—an insect that transmits trypanosomiasis or sleeping sickness—could soon die out in Zimbabwe's Zambezi Valley due to rising temperatures, a study said Tuesday. 5 hours
Strong Indian monsoons steer Atlantic hurricanes towards land, study finds
PHYS.ORG Strong monsoons in the Indian Ocean can induce easterly winds that push Atlantic Ocean hurricanes westward, increasing the likelihood they'll make landfall in the Americas, according to new... 5 hours
NASA eyes powerful Hurricane Willa affecting western Mexico
PHYS.ORG NASA's Aqua satellite provided an infrared view of Hurricane Willa as it continued moving toward landfall in western Mexico on Oct. 23. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a visible look at the... 5 hours
Canada to impose carbon tax on provinces bucking climate action
PHYS.ORG Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday his government will impose a federal carbon tax on four out of 10 Canadian provinces that have failed to plan to curb... 5 hours
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite catches Typhoon Yutu strengthening, Guam on alert
PHYS.ORG Tropical Storm Yutu continued strengthening as NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed overhead. On Oct. 23, Yutu was a strengthening typhoon east of Guam. 5 hours
Climate change, rising sea levels a threat to farmers in Bangladesh
PHYS.ORG Rising sea levels driven by climate change make for salty soil, and that is likely to force about 200,000 coastal farmers in Bangladesh inland as glaciers... 6 hours
Researchers connect the current mix of soil bacteria to climate conditions from 50 years ago
PHYS.ORG Scientists expect climate change influences the geographical distribution of microbes in the soil, but few studies have dug... 6 hours
Climate change and African trypanosomiasis vector populations in Zimbabwe's Zambezi Valley
SCIENCE DAILY A new article looks at the impact of climate change on the vectors of sleeping sickness in Africa. 6 hours
For a lower climate footprint, vegetarian diet beats local
SCIENCE DAILY A new study provides a more comprehensive accounting of the greenhouse gas emissions from EU diets. It shows that meat and dairy products are responsible for the lion's share of... 7 hours
Changes in snow coverage threatens biodiversity of Arctic nature
SCIENCE DAILY Many of the plants inhabiting northern mountains depend on the snow cover lingering until late spring or summer. Snow provides shelter for plants from winter-time extreme events but at the... 8 hours
How to mass produce cell-sized robots
MIT Technique from MIT could lead to tiny, self-powered devices for environmental, industrial, or medical monitoring. 8 hours
E-cigarettes and a new threat—how to dispose of them
PHYS.ORG The two largest global brands of capsule coffee, Nespresso and Keurig, are regarded by many as environmental nightmares. Billions of the throwaway nonrecyclable plastic products currently clutter waste dumps, waterways... 8 hours
How can we reduce the environmental cost of cement?
PHYS.ORG Look around you and you will likely see cement in use. That is, unless you are reading this on a mobile device out in an entirely natural landscape – in... 9 hours
Electric cars are a hazard for blind people
PHYS.ORG Electric cars are good for the environment – but not for people who cannot see. They have problems detecting the silent vehicles. However, Norwegian research scientists are working on a solution. 9 hours
Study of tree rings offers more evidence of poleward migration of tropical storms
PHYS.ORG An international team of researchers has found evidence in tree rings that backs up prior research suggesting tropical cyclones (typhoons in the... 9 hours
These kids and young adults want their day in court on climate change
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Humanity must rapidly decrease greenhouse gas emissions to avoid catastrophic levels of global warming, climate scientists have warned for decades. But America's... 9 hours
Edible crabs won't cope with the effects of climate change on seawater – new study
PHYS.ORG We are only just beginning to learn how aquatic organisms will respond to climate change, and the effect... 9 hours
Scientists warn of insect pest outbreaks and reduced wheat yields
PHYS.ORG Climate-warming affects farmlands by increasing pests but not their natural predators, resulting in reduced crop yields, new research has revealed. 9 hours
Recovery of famous treasures raises hopes of more finds in Brazilian museum’s ashes
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Insights into the behaviour of structural materials in a molten salt environment
PHYS.ORG An international team of researchers led by ANSTO has found that cold-rolling increases the susceptibility of materials to molten salt corrosion by an increase... 10 hours
New definition returns meaning to information
PHYS.ORG A fish on the Great Barrier Reef continually acquires new information from its environment—the location of food, the murkiness of the water, and the sounds of distant ships, to name a few examples. But only some... 10 hours
Rapid effects of climate change on plants and their ecosystems
PHYS.ORG An international team of researchers led by two Villanova University biologists has found that climate change is dramatically altering terrestrial plant communities and their ecosystems at such a... 10 hours
Recovery of famous treasures raises hopes of more finds in Brazilian museum's ashes
Science Magazine Scientists have rescued the broken skull of 'Luzia' and a 4.5 billion year old meteorite 10 hours
Zooming in on Mexico's landscape
PHYS.ORG As part of a scientific collaboration with the Mexican Space Agency and other Mexican scientific public entities, ESA has combined images from the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission to produce a detailed view of the different types of vegetation growing... 10 hours
What Are Americans Most Afraid Of? Corrupt Government Officials & Global Warming.
LIVE SCIENCE Most Americans are most fearful of corrupt government officials and of environmental catastrophe. 10 hours
Changes in snow coverage threaten biodiversity of Arctic nature
PHYS.ORG Many of the plants inhabiting northern mountains depend on the snow cover lingering until late spring or summer. Snow provides shelter for plants from winter-time extreme events but at the... 11 hours
Impact of climate change on sleeping sickness vector population in Africa
NEWS MEDICAL LSTM's Dr Jennifer Lord is first author on a paper looking at the impact of climate change on the vectors of sleeping sickness in Africa. 12 hours
Blind people have problems in detecting quiet-running electric vehicles
NEWS MEDICAL Electric cars are good for the environment - but not for people who cannot see. They have problems detecting the silent vehicles. However, Norwegian research scientists are working on a... 14 hours
How does our brain perceives the environment?
NEWS MEDICAL Nearly 30 years ago, scientists demonstrated that visually recognizing an object, such as a cup, and performing a visually guided action, such as picking the cup up, involved distinct neural processes, located in different... 15 hours
Research: New Jersey's current allowable threshold for dissolved nutrients in its streams is too high
NEWS MEDICAL A new way of measuring the relative habitability of freshwater environments for fish and aquatic insects suggests that... 17 hours
Mexico braces for 'potentially catastrophic' Hurricane Willa
PHYS.ORG Mexico braced for the worst Monday as Hurricane Willa—upgraded to a maximum Category 5 storm—bore down on the Pacific coast, where it is expected to produce life-threatening wind and flooding. 1 day
Dangerous Hurricane Willa probed By NASA and Japan's GPM satellite
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Hurricane Willa is a major hurricane threatening western Mexico. Forecasters were able to see the rate of rainfall occurring within the powerful storm when the Global Precipitation Measurement... 1 day
Young climate activists say their lawsuit should go to trial
PHYS.ORG Young activists who are suing the U.S. government in a high-profile climate change lawsuit say the case poses important constitutional questions that should fully be evaluated at trial... 1 day
'Himalayan Viagra' under threat from climate change: researchers
PHYS.ORG A prized caterpillar fungus that is more valuable than gold and is nicknamed "Himalayan Viagra" in Asia, where it is seen as a wonder drug, is becoming harder to find due to... 1 day
Availability of nitrogen to plants is declining as climate warms
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have found that global changes, including warming temperatures and increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, are causing a decrease in the availability of a key... 1 day
NASA tracks Tropical Storm Yutu, warnings posted
PHYS.ORG NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the Northwestern Pacific Ocean and captured a visible image of Tropical Storm Yutu as warnings were posted. A typhoon watch is in force for Tinian and Saipan and... 1 day
Study finds availability of nitrogen to plants is declining as climate warms
PHYS.ORG Researchers have found that global changes, including warming temperatures and increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, are causing a decrease in the... 1 day
NASA sees tiny Tropical Storm Vincente near southwestern Mexico's coast
PHYS.ORG NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the Eastern Pacific Ocean and captured a visible image of the small tropical storm named Vincente. 1 day
Yes, the 'Blob' Is Back. No, It Won't Wreak Havoc on East Coast Weather.
LIVE SCIENCE No, "the blob" will not cause a wonky winter. 1 day
Research finds NJ numerical nutrient criterion used to protect streams is too high
PHYS.ORG A new way of measuring the relative habitability of freshwater environments for fish and aquatic insects suggests that New Jersey's water monitoring... 1 day
Hurricane Michael could sour Florida's tupelo honey harvest
PHYS.ORG Hurricane Michael toppled beehives and stripped flowering plants across Florida's Panhandle, threatening tupelo honey production in a tiny community that is the primary source of the sweet delicacy. 1 day
Scientists make new 'green' electronic polymer-based films with protein nanowires
PHYS.ORG An interdisciplinary team of scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has produced a new class of electronic materials that may lead to a "green," more sustainable future... 1 day
How have textbooks portrayed climate change?
PHYS.ORG Back in 2007, the world's foremost body charged with assessing climate change stated with "very high confidence" that humans were a primary driver of climate change. 1 day
Rising temperatures and human activity are increasing storm runoff and flash floods
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have demonstrated for the first time that runoff extremes have been dramatically increasing in response to climate and human-induced changes. Their findings show... 1 day
How a game can move people from climate apathy to action
PHYS.ORG VIDEO The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has been called a "deafening" alarm and an "ear-splitting wake-up call" about the need for... 1 day
Orionid Meteor Shower: Leftovers of Halley's Comet
SPACE.COM The Orionid meteor shower, made up of remnants of Halley's Comet, peaks in mid-October. 1 day
Scientist explores a better way to predict space weather
PHYS.ORG Findings recently published by a Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) space scientist shed new light on predicting the thermodynamics of solar flares and other "space weather" events involving hot, fast-moving plasmas. 1 day
Rising insurance costs may convince Americans that climate change risks are real
PHYS.ORG One of the great challenges of tackling climate change is making it real for people without a scientific background. That's because the threat it... 1 day
The rains in Africa: How global climate influences the water cycle
PHYS.ORG While water is a precious, life-sustaining resource, too little or too much can spell trouble. 1 day
In Alaska, everyone's grappling with climate change
PHYS.ORG Coastal villages are washing into the Bering Sea, trees are sprouting in the tundra and shipping lanes are opening in an ocean that was once locked in ice. In Alaska, climate change isn't a... 1 day
Modern slavery and climate change are in a vicious cycle of degradation, according to experts
PHYS.ORG The relationship between climate change, environmental degradation and modern slavery needs to be better understood in order for... 1 day
World hunger has risen for three straight years, and climate change is a cause
PHYS.ORG VIDEO World hunger has risen for a third consecutive year, according to the United Nations' annual food security report. The total... 1 day
Many Midwesterners will likely never believe in climate change. Here's how to encourage them to act anyway
PHYS.ORG ,The number of politically conservative Americans who are climate skeptics is growing, and the... 1 day
What is climate-ready infrastructure? Some cities are starting to adapt
PHYS.ORG VIDEO The most recent international report on climate change paints a picture of disruption to society unless there are drastic and rapid cuts in greenhouse gas emissions. 1 day
Climate change: Nauru's life on the frontlines
PHYS.ORG International perceptions of the Pacific Island nation of Nauru are dominated by two interrelated stories. Until the turn of the century, it was the dramatic boom and bust of Nauru's phosphate mine, and the... 1 day
Flint water crisis is the most egregious example of environmental injustice, says researcher
PHYS.ORG The water crisis in Flint is the most egregious example of environmental injustice in recent U.S. history, according to a founder of... 1 day
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ESA A stunning early morning launch lifted the ESA/JAXA BepiColombo spacecraft into space on Saturday, 20 October, marking the start of intensive, round-the-clock flight control activities to ensure the mission’s health... 1 day
HD 87240 is a chemically peculiar star with an overabundance of heavy elements, study suggests
PHYS.ORG European astronomers have conducted a chemical study of the star HD 87240, a member of the open cluster... 1 day
How do we cope with demands for water as we enter an era of scarcity?
PHYS.ORG Urban water systems in California and elsewhere face a time of reckoning, warns Richard Luthy, professor of civil... 1 day
Can schools of fish be identified without human intervention?
PHYS.ORG Researchers are developing an autonomous system to monitor coastal and deep waters for fish stock. Their technology could enhance marine environment protection. 1 day
Ice Age Graveyard Holds the Bones of Mammoth Nursery Herds That Died at Watering Hole
LIVE SCIENCE It likely wasn't a cataclysmic flood, but rather a severe drought, that killed more than 20 mammoths 67,000... 1 day
OECD predicts unsustainable rise in use of raw materials
PHYS.ORG The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development is warning that the world's consumption of raw materials will rise sharply, putting greater pressure on the environment. 2 days
Rising temperatures and human activity are increasing storm runoff and flash floods
PHYS.ORG Hurricanes Florence and Michael in the U.S. and Super Typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines have shown the widespread and harmful impact of weather extremes... 2 days
Offshore wind farms to test business in deep water
PHYS.ORG As wind turbines become increasingly familiar sights along shorelines, developers of offshore floating platforms, which harness the powerful winds further out to sea, are seeking to establish their technologies as... 2 days
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ESA As part of a scientific collaboration with the Mexican Space Agency and other Mexican scientific public entities, ESA has combined images from the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission... 2 days
Dangerous Hurricane Willa closes in on Mexico
PHYS.ORG Hurricane Willa surged to a dangerous Category Four storm off Mexico's Pacific coast, US forecasters said Sunday, warning of a life-threatening storm surge and heavy winds and rainfall. 2 days
Exelixis presents CABOSUN and METEOR trial results in patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma
NEWS MEDICAL Exelixis, Inc. today announced results from two analyses evaluating the effect of PD-L1 expression or prior treatment with immune checkpoint... 2 days
Climate fund approves $1B for projects in poor countries
PHYS.ORG A U.N.-backed fund has approved more than $1 billion for 19 new projects to help developing countries tackle climate change, officials said Sunday. 2 days
Melting glacier in China draws tourists, climate worries
PHYS.ORG The loud crack rang out from the fog above the Baishui No. 1 Glacier as a stone shard careened down the ice, flying past Chen Yanjun as he operated a GPS device. 3 days
New fly species found in Indiana may indicate changing climate
SCIENCE DAILY A new type of blow fly spotted in Indiana points to shifting species populations due to climate change. Researchers have observed the first evidence of Lucilia cuprina in... 3 days
Researchers find genomic evidence of rapid adaptation of invasive Burmese pythons in Florida
PHYS.ORG Florida has become a haven for invasive species in the United States, but perhaps the most well-known of the State's alien residents... 4 days
Estimating the feeding habits of corals may offer new insights on resilient reefs
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have found that corals living in more productive waters take advantage of the increased food availability. The findings reevaluate scientific understanding... 4 days
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Functional regeneration of tendons using scaffolds with physical anisotropy engineered via microarchitectural manipulation
Science Magazine Structural and hierarchical anisotropy underlies the structure-function relationship of most living tissues. Attempts to exploit the interplay between cells and their immediate... 4 days
Insight into how nanoparticles interact with biological systems
SCIENCE DAILY Personal electronic devices are a growing source of the world's electronic waste. Many of these products use nanomaterials, but little is known about how nanoparticles interact with the environment. Now chemists have... 4 days
Preparing future explorers for a return to the Moon
PHYS.ORG To train future explorers to support NASA's mission to return to the Moon's surface, scientists use similar environments found on the Earth. Last week, a group of domestic and international... 4 days
12-pound lunar meteorite sells for more than $600,000
PHYS.ORG A 12-pound (5.5 kilogram) chunk of the moon that fell to the Earth as a lunar meteorite has been sold at auction for more than $600,000. 4 days
People who commute through natural environments daily report better mental health
SCIENCE DAILY People who commute through natural environments report better mental health. This is the main conclusion of a research based on questionnaires answered by nearly 3,600 participants... 4 days
Climate change prompts a rethink of Everglades management
Science Magazine Expert panel suggests new additions to wetlands restoration plan 4 days
Study: Dandelion’s Extraordinary Flying Ability is Possible Thanks to Previously Unknown Form of Flight
SCI-NEWS.COM Wind-dispersed plants have evolved ingenious ways to lift... 4 days
Researchers suggest new model for measuring growth in students' proficiency in MOOCs
PHYS.ORG Researchers from the Higher School of Economics and KU Leuven have developed a method of measuring growth in students' proficiency in digital learning environments.... 4 days
Taxes and caps on carbon work differently but calibrating them poses the same challenge
PHYS.ORG Virtually everything most people on earth do these days involves, either directly or indirectly, the combustion of oil, gas and... 4 days
US air pollution deaths nearly halved between 1990 and 2010
PHYS.ORG Air pollution in the U.S. has decreased since about 1990, and a new study conducted at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill now shows that this... 4 days
Trump administration asks Supreme Court to stop teenagers' climate lawsuit
PHYS.ORG WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump's administration asked the U.S. Supreme Court stop a novel and sweeping lawsuit pressed by children and teenagers seeking to force the federal government to take... 4 days
Environmental groups file suit to block waivers for Texas border wall
PHYS.ORG A coalition of environmental groups has sued to stop the Trump administration from speeding construction of the first phase of southern border wall construction by waiving... 4 days
Predictability limit for tropical cyclones over the western North Pacific
PHYS.ORG For an atmospheric system, there exists a limit to how far ahead one can make predictions. This is referred to as atmospheric predictability. Within this limit, however, the... 4 days
Adding the third dimension to marine conservation
PHYS.ORG A new approach to tackle conservation decisions in 3-D marine environments could lead to better conservation outcomes. 4 days
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SPACE.COM If you're a meteor enthusiast, the year 2018 has been very kind to you — and another reliable... 4 days
Nanodiamonds as photocatalysts
PHYS.ORG Climate change is in full swing and will continue unabated as long as CO2 emissions continue. One possible solution is to return CO2 to the energy cycle: CO2 could be processed with water into methanol, a fuel that can be... 4 days
Climate change the likely killer of Australian marsupial lion
PHYS.ORG Scientists believe Thylacoleo carnifex was probably a victim of the drying out of Australia, which began about 350,000 years ago, rather than from the impact of humans. 4 days
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ASTRO WATCH Evgenij Zubko of Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) in collaboration... 4 days
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ASTRO WATCH The findings, by a group of year 12 pupils from Eltham Hill School in south east London, have now been... 5 days
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SPACE.COM The atmosphere of Jupiter has distinctive belts, bands and a massive swirling storm. 5 days
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SPACE.COM The atmosphere of Venus is thick with clouds of carbon dioxide. 5 days
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Dangerous Hurricane Willa probed By NASA and Japan's GPM satellite
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World hunger has risen for three straight years, and climate change is a cause
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Elucidating cuttlefish camouflage
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How a group of school students discovered the sounds of solar storms
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Modifying a virtual environment in just a few clicks
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Antarctic ice shelf 'sings' as winds whip across its surface
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With thick ice gone, Arctic sea ice changes more slowly
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A little help from your friends is key to natural disaster recovery, study suggests
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'Pulsar in a box' reveals surprising picture of a neutron star's surroundings
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Don't be afraid to talk about the costs of dealing with climate change
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3-D computer modeling simulates impacts, depicts most efficient arrangement for tidal turbines
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